Kansas City Week in Review – October 18, 2019


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welcome everyone I’m Nick Haines glad to have you on this
journey through the news of our week keeping tabs on what’s
happening on both sides of state line at the head of the
editorial page of your Kansas city star Colleen Nelson from
the world of television news KMBC nine chief political
reporter Micheal Mahoney from the call newspaper senior writer
Eric Wesson and star columnist and editorial writer Dave
Helling the Kansas city T. bones have officially been
evicted from their stadium in Kansas city Kansas the locks
were changed the gates padlocked blocking team personnel from
entering what has been their home for the past sixteen years
the move came after the minor league baseball franchise was
given a one month extension on eviction noticed they were
handed for failing to keep up with the payments but if you
thought that was the end of the T. bones in Wyandotte county
think again the unified government now inking a deal
with a new ownership group to take over the stadium and does
that mean bringing back the Tbones as well Michael yes
there is joy in Mudville as we say in the baseball world the
T bones will be back they’ve got new ownership and more
commitments to refurbish the stadium which is not in bad
shape to begin with and it does look like the unified
government is going to consider pursued the seven hundred and
plus thousand dollars againist John & Adam Ehlert the old
owners of for not paying their utility bills and other
payments but this this brand of minor league baseball which is
a very modestly priced very family oriented element
will still be played next year in KCK why did the
unified government believe that this new ownership group
there will be more successful than the other ownership group
when they’re basically gonna be offering pickle ball and an
outdoor stage and sand
volleyball right they think they’re going
to try to do other things at the stadium presumably that
would bring in some revenue and help support the team and maybe
there are some efficiencies that the ownership can bring to
the operation of the baseball franchise Nick but this is a
very a very close margin business I mean you you you
know it’s expensive to run and if you don’t get crowds it it
you you’ll go into the red and while it’s encouraging that they have found another owner
and that there are plans that by the way maybe controversial
to upgrade the stadium it’ll be interesting to see if
they can make a going concern the unified government is gonna
pump one million dollars into
improving the stadium right and the other
dynamic that has sort of changed for a while the T.
bones and KCK because the the unified government owns that
stadium were promoting concerts and music
events and stuff like that they haven’t been able to do that as
much because right down the street now is the children’s
mercy soccer stadium and a lot of that those music
venues are choosing there so I don’t know even though they’re
gonna add an outdoor music state whether or not the that
work they’re going to have to hustle really hard
to do this and one of the things they need to do Nick I
believe is aggressivily market the product of this
small town unaffiliated minor league baseball and they have
not done that in the last few years under the old ownership
and several Kansas city Kansas residents speaking at the city
hall this week saying they weren’t happy that the new
owners were gonna get a million dollars to help improve the
stadium they should be able to do all of this without any
subsidies whatsoever that’s right I mean the million dollar
contribution and and tax dollars is controversy as as
Dave noted in and and the question is are they throwing
good money after bad and it’s not as if the previous
ownership was close to making this work the numbers didn’t
work at all they owe a huge sum of money and so the
question is will sand volleyball and botchi ball
be enough to completely change
the fate here We need to ask
Eric Wession that who never went out there before
anyway and now is that going to entice you for
pickelball yeah absolutely
Eric’s a well known pickleball
player World class
and I agree with the people in that we’ve had some phone calls
from people to live over there why not take the million
dollars and do something more beneficial a grocery store or
things like that than watching somebody play Pickle Just to put
a bow on it Royals attendance is down you know attendance in
person attendance at sporting events is down across
the country people prefering to watch games on their high
definition televisions and other things so you’ve really
got to do everything right to make a franchise show a profit
can you tell me what the current rules and laws are for
possession of marijuana Kansas city’s new mayor is confused
and he now wants to make it simple simply erase the word
marijuana from all city codes and ordinances we will just get
out of the business of restricting pot within city
limits he says freeing up the courts to handle what he
believes are far more pressing matters our municipal court our
municipal prosecutors the public defense we help pay for
we want them focusing on other issues and priorities in Kansas
city though he is the most visible figure in city
government mayor Lucas is only
one vote on the thirteen member
city council how do those other members feel about this
quick fix well Brandon Ellington has a ordinance that
is going to be going before the city council to change the
marijuana to a hundred grams I think one of the things that you
have is the thirty five grams is like a fifty dollars fine
twenty five dollar fine so he wants to eliminate that
the problem that people are having with the behind the
scenes is does it open the door for the them to be charged with
a felony and going into state court whether it be in a city
matter the Jackson County prosecutors said that she wasn’t
going to prosecute those cases but that’s her what happens when
a new prosecutor comes in then how dynamics change or
whether it happens in Clay County right or Platte
County and the police haven’t
been too happy about these changes
either and they’ve they’ve recorded they say up to ten
murders that have happened in
Kansas city that have been direct
involvement in marijuana use right it’s an interesting
dynamic because it’s becoming increasingly clear that the
mayor and the police chief have very different views on
marijuana and so where’s mayor Quinton Lucas wants to strip
marijuana out of city codes meanwhile the police chief Rick
Smith has written a blog post about the dangers of marijuana
and how it contributes to violent crime and has
contributed to a number of homicides in Kansas city and so
they haven’t really spoken publicly about how they view
each other but there their words separately have made it
clear that they’re kind of on a collision course headed in
different directions that claim by the police that tying ten
murders to marijuana in Kansas city was greeted with
a great deal of skepticism when that was presented in front of
the the city council that’s considering Ellington’s
ordinance there is there
violence in drugs without question
whether or not somebody buying pot on the street versus somebody is buying
five pounds of it two different things
go ahead Eric and in addition to that is the conflict the
marijuana or is the conflict economics because people don’t
have enough money to do the things is the issue conflict
resolution whether they’re getting into arguments about
the marijuana and that leads to a homicide verses is this based
off of marijuana there are so many other things you could tie
to it briefly the the the laws surrounding marijuana are
just about as confusing as you can imagine in our area
medicinal marijuana in Missouri is just around the corner so
you’ll be able to to to to legally buy some marijuana for
some reasons but if you’re in a different county it could be a
state felony it might be decriminalized in Kansas
city it gets somebody needs to senator table say we need to get
on the same page about how we feel about this substance but I
saw there were the three hundred and fifty different folks
looking to have a medical dispensary license in the
Missouri side of our metropolitan area but I was
wondering if we’re going to decriminalize it at the local
level in Kansas city are they under cutting any of these
dispensaries if you’re not in the face any
sanctions just picking up marijuana from anyway what what
will happen here which is happened in another medical
marijuana states and even some recreationally legal states as
well is there will remain a marijuana black market because
the price over the counter literally will be X and the
price on the street will be X and the price on the street
will always be lower than it will be at the counter and it
will probably be a better
quality black market Not that mike or I
would know I don’t know it’s
my understanding is going to be pretty high grade stuff She is
best known as the Republican lawmaker in Kansas who switched
parties to become a Democrat now state senator Barbara Bollier
from mission Hills believes she is the best person to
succeed Pat Roberts in the United States Senate the truth
is as a doctor I’ve never really been about partisan
labels just problem solving and we need more of that right now
so I’m running for US Senate to be a voice of reason in
Washington Bollier’s entry into the race
was considered so impactful that the leading democratic
candidate Barry Grissom quit the race and decided to endorse
her that was unexpected but what are her prospects it’s been
eighteen years since a Democrat was elected to the United
States Senate from Kansas so why does state senator Bollier
believe she can overcome those odds Colleen well they’re still
steep odds for her let’s just be clear she still faces a major
challenge running as a Democrat statewide in Kansas as you note
it’s been nearly a century since a Democrat Kansas has won
Senate seat but working in Bollier’s favor is the fact that
she is pretty moderate as you noted she was a Republican and
so she kind of you know she’s pretty centrist and that can
play well in Kansas much like Laura Kelly who won the
governor’s race and I think Democrats are are hoping that
perhaps Kris Kobach comes out of the Republican primary and
he just lost state wide and so they’re hoping for kind of a
repeat performance that would give Democrats perhaps their
best shot at winning this seat unlike Laura Kelly though
BarbaraBollier a is not from
Topeka or another part of Kansas she’s
from Johnson County in mission
hills and it’s been I looked at the
statistics forty years since any any candidates became a U.
S. Senate a senator in Kansas who
came from Johnson County so that’s not a great launching
pad for higher office the bully a campaign away Mr reporters
that they’re going to hate after run a perfect campaign
not a nearly perfect campaign but a perfect campaign and bi
they’re gonna bank heavily as Colleen just mentioned that
they are matched up against Kris Kobach as the Republican
nominee that is by no means a guaranteed at this point maybe
yeah and money suggested certainly isn’t those are two
big else and that’s pretty the needle the threat I’m it
fascinated by the politics of the decision for Bergeson to
get out of this race are I was told that by a pretty the the
authoritative source Nick that the effort to get him out began
several weeks ago that they understood he was a flawed
candidate he had this problem is a former US attorney there
was criticism of his service there and that the Democratic
Party at a high level like a Washington level begin talking
with the berry about Hey maybe you need to move on we prefer
Barbara ball yeah who has the support of Laura Kelly and by
inference from a former governor Kathleen Sebelius but
but there was a Terry two months ago among some Democrats
say you’re just right off the race we have no shot we’ve
never elected a Democrat it’s a waste of money the idea that
the national Democrats would try and clear the field for
Barbara boy A. suggests they think the scene
is winnable at some level otherwise they wouldn’t invest
anytime they just say everybody run and nobody will get me
money and the Republican will win I don’t know
the social so I think the Democrats on a national level
are sort of hoping Kobach can prevail Colleen points out and
then they’ll have somebody like bully A.
who could step in and run a Laura Kelly like I don’t know
that the Democratic National Sarah camp that can be a
committee has four will invest in the too
to use your well awards a may get the obligatory visit early
next and next year by the big shots in the and then be on I
guess it’s going to be really really fine needle threat it’s
rare to see a member of our local congressional delegation
making a big splash on the world stage but it’s been quite
sometime since we’ve been represented by someone like
Josh Hawley Center Josh Hawley of Missouri just returned a few
hours ago from his to Hong Kong saw the protests themselves
Tucker I said I want to be scooped up in in some hotel I
want to go out to the streets in just a forty eight hour span
this week was only senator flew to Hong Kong appeared on
national television blasted the NBA Alex biggest all abroad
James I’m in the same timeframe was condemned on global TV by
the Chinese section leader of Hong Kong of all the issues
though that we are facing in this country Hawley issues
we’re facing globally why isn’t it a Hawley decided to make the
story of freedom for the people of Hong Kong his priority
number one Colleen you’re asking the right question
because Josh Hawley as senator has not really been a champion
for human rights and he hasn’t really he didn’t speak up when
Donald Trump said Kim Jong moon and I are writing love letters
to each other he hasn’t come out in other instances to stand
up for at some of these issues and for human rights and so but
it was an easy opportunity to take on lebron James to
generate some headlines he didn’t physically go to Hong
Kong and and Josh Hawley has has certainly made a name for
himself taking on some popular and big names like lebron James
and also he’s in a war with Facebook and so I’m it’s it’s a
good way for him to kind of elevate himself distinguish
himself from that the pack on Capitol Hill strategy has been
to look at these big big big players from prescription drug
companies and apple and Facebook at yes the NBA Adam
yes China is not a successful strategy for him
I guess he got elected because I had you have to really stop
and think about him being a a United States senator from
Missouri I think a better conversation form him for him
probably is taken on the NRA given the amount of murders
that are taking place in the state that he represents in
Saint Louis and Kansas city I think that’s a bigger argument
for him and that he is closer to home than going out to
lebron James or anybody else about something and then
Micheal season regardless of the timing on this he’s on the
right side of this question in terms of defending the pro
democracy protesters in high in Hong Kong it is more than the
top administration is doing and I’ll give him props for the
fact that he went out on the streets of Hong Kong where it’s
pretty hairy situation and there art there is live
ammunition being it being used out there now whether or not
it’s a grand publicity start I’m not going to say but I’m
gonna give props for being on the right side of that question
and going there and going through state is relatively low
hanging fruit I mean there’s no real downside going to Hong
Kong a politically but I do think at some point Josh Hawley
will have to show some results for his activity I mean he’s
taking on Facebook he takes on Google the old opioid
folks go to Hong Kong all of those get a lot of headlines
but at the end of six years Missourians are going to say
okay what do I want to get done on any of this stuff and so for
that record is a very meager indeed there is some danger in
getting headlines and not bringing results and I think
Hawley runs that day don’t prosper city to
unfortunately but in perspective
he’s been in the Senate for less than a year you’re right
he he’s gotta prove wanted on his record he’s only been in
the office for city manager Troy Solti recently
announced he was retiring at the time he said he had no
plans for his future other than leaving his wife of running the
shuttles to his kids practices and activities this week it’s
reportedly maybe do a little more than that he’s talking
with Frank white about joining Jackson County government now
the only evidence of that I see the report is that Solti spent
an hour talking with Frank white couldn’t have been
talking about the failing fortunes oils all the trolls
they both encounter on social media no he didn’t but they
could have what they did talk about as he talked about the
jail they talk about infrastructure and they also
asked or they also talked along with the German the legislature
to reach a gallon about Troy she’ll be coming over in some
capacity perhaps has that County manager which is a
position that does not exist on a government a day at the at
this point and we’ll talk to the courthouse in
yeah about time this should be a bi okay but there are also
some people have some misgivings about about that I
can’t say here as well as we’re talking it is going to happen
but that conversation did take place Eric and I was thinking
because I reached out to him to get a response and he didn’t
but he has to live in Jackson County there’s a residency rule
he is a living Jackson County so how would he be doing
where’s he living that’s always in the Kansas city Missouri
election on that are I know okay he lives on forever so I
don’t know the date they could have been talking about a
possible Holmes available in Jackson County given the tax
credits old actually also this week the new life for someone
who wanted to be mayor of Kansas city former city
councilman Alisha Kennedy just appointed by may Lucas to had
the tip commission I’m too assuming technically this is
not a job they don’t get paid to do that now it’s a volunteer
post it was one of a number of announcements from the mayor of
appointments to commissions with taking a look at because a
lot of the people he named to these boards and commissions
happen to be serving on the city council now
that’s unusual it’s not unique but it doesn’t happen at this
scale very often so we’re taking a little bit of a look
at that Alicia Kennedy by the way it was a sharp critic of of
subsidies for private projects putting her in charge of the
tip commission sends a message to developers that there’s a
new day down right and that’s what mayor Quinton Lucas and he
said this is this to board is going to be different they’re
not going to be a rubber stamp for development and so which is
the knock on the previous council in the previous to
board and so it’s going to be interesting to test the
question of how things operate differently whether they
actually turned down some high profile projects particularly
in downtown and and in areas that are thriving and not in
desperate need of subsidies and I think one of the underlying
things is to get development is to Troost and that was some of
the comments and questions but again you still have the
financing issues and problems Easter Troost example if you
buy proper or do something there is a million dollars and
for years when you open the door it might be worth five
hundred thousand dollars so you’re already a half a million
dollars upside down and that is what keeps developers from
companies to Troost and I don’t think it’s going to make that
much of a difference the numbers may seem hard to
believe one in four students at K. you and one in four students
and then you say they’ve been sexually assaulted since
starting at the two schools and by the way fifteen percent of
female students at Katie when Lawrence today being raped
those are the figures from the national campus climate survey
just released by the American Association the association of
American universities the numbers all incredibly high but
is that what universities around the country is seeing or
is this something alarming happening at our area schools
Colleen well our schools aren’t out wires per say this was a
comprehensive survey of every university in the country but
of the universities they surveyed there were a lot of
other schools in the same basic range of of nearly a a fourth
of women saying that they’ve been sexually assaulted and
it’s it’s a stunning number but it unfortunately it’s not a
very surprising number and it really highlights what eight
eight mammoth problem universities are facing an even
though the survey FAQ found that women on campus now know
more about the resources available to them they have
more information they’re still being sexually assaulted and
they’re often not acting on not taking advantage of those
resources they’re not reporting these assaults and they’re not
seeking out folks who can help them all the numbers worse now
than they were before all eyes Colleen points out that because
the universities on doing a much better job of helping
students understand where they can go and how to report sexual
assaults Caroline not yeah I think it’s part of that
Nick but I also think it reflects the pervasive
influence of alcohol on campuses and that’s been a
problem that’s been growing for many many years kids just drink
a lot of alcohol now that’s kind of expected in and we see
that across the board stories about fraternity miss behavior
and and other pro problems on campus I think the use of
alcohol is inextricably linked to this problem and they need
to sort of addressed both of them going for that’s not gonna
happen not on campus and now and then you know I I Davids
it’s sad but two weeks ago the late the
school district was making headlines as an elected school
board voted to take on the nation’s largest beeping
company Jew will now I either area school districts joining
the legal action and not just one Shawnee mission blue valley
desoto all making plans to take on the electronic cigarette
manufacturing they’ll claim it will cost the district’s any
money because attorneys are taking on the cases for free
though those law firms will take a hefty cut of any
settlement money of the legal actions prove successful why
are all these districts on the Kansas side of the state line
in Alton Missouri though does the impact of vaping stop at
the state line Eric because Josh Hawley hasn’t found out
about it I think it had incidents of
people having a problem over a Kansas Missouri has and
documented the problems that people have over here to the
same extent as cancer well they you know they the they had one
death over in Saint Louis so it’s not like it’s a it isn’t a
problem on the state on the state line it’s sort of
typically Missouri to be honest there is much more laissez
faire about tobacco it has a lower one of the lowest back of
taxes in the nation it has a tobacco industry as we know so
Missourians tend to be more libertarian about these things
maybe the Kander eighteen months after it was first
announced the loss federal regulators signs off on
sprint’s budget with T. mobile the FCC green lighting
this week the two companies coming together to form a new
carrier under the T. mobile name will the signs now
come down across the metro and around the country with the
split name stop disappearing at its corporate headquarters in
overland park and at the sprint center downtown Colleen
probably so this was the the last hurdle within the DOJ and
the FCC and and all the regulatory approvals that they
needed but there’s one remaining question mark and
that is that a number of attorneys attorneys general
around the country are suing to try to stop this merger and and
that’s a very real problem for sprint and T.
mobile and there’s a court date in December so this is expected
to go to trial and unless they can convince these attorneys
general that this this merger is not going to be anti
competitive this still could prove present upon some states
have dropped out including Mississippi that dropped out of
the legal action yeah there’s a big concern here about on the
future competition in the wireless industry a as a result
of this and the fact that won the SEC commissioner said I in
the golden age of wireless may be over with this and the the
fact the suit from the attorneys general around the
country are still there is a testament to that you know
another bagel in pop based company also hitting the
headlines by the way federal gas which you may know from its
blue rhino brand of portable propane for your gas grill may
be heading to bankruptcy the company employs more than four
thousand people they warning investors now they may not be
able to remain in operation due to huge debts when you put a
program like this together every single week we counted
every single story what was the big story but we missed
once at the cheap showing they can still win games even
without this star quarterback overland park police rang the
alarm bell over distracted driving they released this
video of a white collar being plowed into and pushed into the
air on Metzker also Avenue mourning the loss this week of
a community leader a little make it Yvonne Wilson did
Kansas city schools get accredited the Missouri
department of education blasted for a baffling new school report
card alarm over bike lanes still packing council
chambers this time in North Kansas city would you pay
seventy Bucks for mac and cheese the first ever mac and
cheese fest launches Saturday at Berkeley riverfront park it
may seem pricy but it’s all you can eat and free drink to wash
all the yellow stuff down what was your biggest story we
missed was in one of those options are something
completely different Colleen well I know that Patrick
Mahomes dislocated knee is all consuming and it’s hard to
talk about anything else but I think it is worth revisiting
the Missouri test scores that were released this week which
were baffling indeed and they have a very confusing new
system of how they rate schools and there’s not just one bottom
line rating you have to dig into a lot of different numbers
and you get a lot of confusing signals and for parents and and
even teachers looking at schools it’s hard to figure out
where how your school ranks Micheal Mahoney the tentative
agreement between GM the United auto workers especially as it
relates to the GM plant in Fairfax there’s twenty two
hundred workers down there
they’re going to benefit from this it
looks like the union one some of the major issues on this the
strike was about including more pay for temporary workers a
better ladder for temporary workers to to join the work
force it’s a big story
Eric the mayors appointment to the commission’s and and that
was something and of course senator Wilson passing she was
a tremendous asset to the black community and Missourians as a
whole Dave I agree with all of
that but let me tell you a week from
now we will all know more about the anatomy of the human knee
than almost anyone on the planet earth because
that’s the only story that a lot of folks are going to be
paying attention to I’m Nick Haines for all of us at KCPT
thanks for spending part of your
weekend with us

Slavoj Žižek on Trump and (the end of?) the Republican Party – May 2016


Lo siento… Hable por un largo tiempo; empezare… um tratare de hacerlo un poco mas corto. Quiero adelantarme y hablar de lo que estaba diciendo… el asunto de Donald Trump Saben… mi problema solamente es este: creo que Trump es asqueroso, saben… …um, con Trump me haré un poco racista ¿entienden? ¿es de verdad el uno de nosotros? ¿es civilizado? Yo eh… No tengo problema con negros, judíos, arabes, pero [leve risa]… yo tengo problemas no siendo racista con Trump. Pero… mi punto es otro. Creo que es un oportunista confundido. Y yo le temo, si ustedes me preguntan honestamente y me pregunto si ustedes están de acuerdo… …le temo aun mas a alguien como Ted Cruz en la “clase blanca”… …porque con Trump tu puedes claramente ver como improvisa asquerosas declaraciones… … pero luego contra-ataca con… con cosas que no estan totalmente mal …el dijo: deberíamos hablar con Trasa, puso una mas balanceada, eh, sugirió una actitud mas balanceada… … en el conflicto Israel-Palestina, el dijo que quiere basicamente eh ¿no dijo que quería que el seguro medico fuese gratuito, aumento de el sueldo minimo?… y etc etc… No le atribuyo convicciones muy solidas…Solo digo que… …esta jugando cierto juego oportunista… Y no creo que en realidad… haya una persona malvada detras… …sino mas bien en alguien como Ted Cruz. Solo vean las declaraciones de Ted Cruz… Eh… sin embargo hay algo con Trump ¿que? Um, recordaran… Siempre me ha gustado este ejemplo: una escena maravillosa de una pelicula de Luis Buñuel “Le Fantome de la Liberte”.. Fantasma de la Libertad… … donde en una escena “shock” las relaciones entre comer y cagar son… invertidas …recuerdan, la gente es invitada a la casa y en la sala, alrededor de la gran mesa hay escusados …cagan allí, defecan y luego un niño va y dice “Mami debo ir a ese lugar donde tu sabes”… el se refiere a comer… … y la mama dice “No no, no hables de eso en publico, ve allá discretamente…” …y se encierra rápido en un cuarto a comer sandwiches En fin, siempre pensaba en esta escena cuando Donald Trump era comparado de modo poco halagador con un hombre que defeca ruidosamente en la esquina de un cuarto… Um… yo digo… los otros ¿en realidad son mejores? ¿A caso no son los debates republicanos como esta escena de Le Fantom de Liberte donde todos defecaban? Y me refiero a esto como una tendencia general. No solo es aquí que los Republicanos defecan en publico… ¿A caso Erdogan no hace lo mismo? ¿A caso Putin no hace lo mismo? ¿ No estaba Netanyahu haciendo lo mismo… cuando dijo que… um, Husseini, un palestino mufti, que sugirió a Hitler quemar a los judios, etc, etc… Creo que algo esta ocurriendo aqui que deberia preocuparnos efectivamente. Um esta integracion… ¡Y aquí… nosotros la izquierda no deberíamos temer arrebatar de la derecha el tema, que es su tema preferido!.. ….la degradación ética, etc. etc… Lo que Hegel llamo “Sittlichkeit”… No moralidad, pero… modos, costumbres …el ancho fondo de las reglas no-escritas, esta efectivamente desintegrandose últimamente. Lo que estaba prohibido decir en publico hace 20 años como por ejemplo… …abogar por la tortura, hoy es mas aceptado Asi es como entendí a Amy cuando hablo del Ku Kux Klan etc, etc… ….um ¿y porque es esto para tan importante para mi? Porque um podríamos decir ¿a quien importan los modales hoy en día? Tenemos problemas mas importantes… No. Los modales importan! Aqui tambien, como Amy dijo, las palabras importan… Y aqui lo que necesitamos, una vez mas para provocarles, es un “nuevo dogmatismo”… ¿En que sentido? Dejenme tomar el ejemplo de la violacion. No querría vivir en una sociedad en donde tenga que alegar todo el tiempo que la violacion no debe suceder. Yo quisiera vivir en una sociedad en donde del modo mas intrínseco, espontaneo como un dogma incuestionable la violación quede fuera de contexto… …me gustaría tanto si yo viviese en una sociedad en donde tengo que alegar dia tras dia contra la violacion Esto me recuerda una maravillosa anécdota, ocurrió de verdad, lo vi en la T.V cuando Ronald Reagan era Presidente… um …un periodista, en una de las conferencias de prensa le pregunto “¿Es verdad que algunos de sus invitados de hoy son gente que niega el Holocausto?” Y el dijo: “No, cuando cualquier persona en mis cenas niega del Holocausto, yo siempre protesto y digo que no es así, que hubieron campos de concentración”… Claro, aquí la pregunta es ¿Que clase de gente Reagan invita a cenar si siempre tiene que defender el hecho? [Leve risa] En fin, lo que trato de decir es que necesitamos dogma, es decir, es lo mismo con la tortura… Claro que la gente tortura. Aquí soy totalmente abierto ¿Quien sabe? En una situación totalmente desesperante… …quiza yo mismo hubiese torturado. No lo puedo garantizar pero es absolutamente crucial permanecer hipocrita con ello… …no para hacerlo publicamente aceptable, saben… …el momento que legalices la tortura, legalizar en el sentido que hoy esta legalizado a medias Lo haces publicamente aceptable, es… es, el fin ¿Porque esta ocurriendo esto? Um, aqui vamos y termino inmediatamente en el problema central… que veo aqui Este declive etico o como sea que le llamemos… Ah y hay una exelente historia aqui… Se habrán dado cuenta, si son lo suficientemente viejos, en los 60’s y todo eso… …usualmente los manifestantes radicales estaban usando palabras sucias para sacudir el establecimiento… Hoy, es casi todo lo contrario, cuando mas a la derecha estas mas vulgares son… Y creo que deberíamos aceptar con orgullo este hecho… explotar ese hecho… No, hoy, nosotros la izquierda, lo poco que queda de ella, somos los únicos defensores de la simple decencia común… Nosotros somos, nosotros somos la mayorial moral en la practica… OK pero dejenme ir rapido para terminar ¿Que esta ocurriendo hoy en día? Es algo absolutamente increible… Lo que Chomsky llamo “Manufacturing Consent” (Manufacturando Consentimiento). El modo en que nuestras democracias funcionan esta derrumbandose… Porque saben… el modo en que funcionan, uno debe ser abierto y describirlo de modo critico Para mucha gente, ellos no quieren en realidad democracia sustancial, ellos quieren la apariencia de democracia… …pero con claras indicaciones de como la gente debe votar. El consentimiento es manufacturado y no subestimen este… “ethicute”, que yo encuentro aterrador… …el cual es, la ética de… …em, incluso tuve un debate con Julian Assange por esto. Porque el aun cree que exponiendo con Wikileaks como sea, el esta enseñando algo nuevo a la gente… Básicamente, no lo creo así! De un modo u otro, todos lo sabiamos… El problema es que lo sabíamos pero decidimos ignorarlo. Quisimos actuar como si no lo supiésemos… La gente acepta que… públicamente están contra la tortura pero… …yo diría que la mayoría de la gente han de haber dicho algo como “OK OK algo tenia que hacerse pero hagamoslo discretamente… …quiero ser capaz de actuar como que no sabia, etc. etc… Y esto es lo que Wikileaks cree que te estan previniendo…

Republican Party Rape Advisory Chart


the david beckham ngo i_d_’s assessment
dot com welcome to the show welcomed everyone is joining us live on youtube
including everybody from the we survive bush he’ll survive obama face book page
and of course the love it when i wake up in the morning and brock obama is
president face book page great to have everybody let’s take a look for something new republican rape advisory charted similar
to a come terrorism alerts type of thing but see if we can put this
thing up a time for people to see full screen up so as you can see here there’s different levels on the
republican rate advisory chart and uh… hopefully we have the full
screen so people can actually see it but i’m doing so at the top of a list of courses gift
from god rate which is reminiscent of richard murdoch from indiana saying you
know when life begins with the horrible situation of rape it is still something
god intended to happen and then below that is legitimate rape legitimate rape
of course came to us from taipei connected to legitimate rape the body has ways to try to check that
whole thing down and then below that i on the scale is on a straight now honest rape is not as high as
legitimate rape and obviously not as high as gift from god rape but ron paul
did say if the if it’s an honest to rape that individual should go immediately to
the emergency room it’s an honest rape and then linda mcmahon who’s running for senate
on the republican side in connecticut she referred to emergency rape in this
is lowered it is only blue on the rape scale lewis i don’t get yourself too worked up about its ok it was really
an issue about a catholic church being forced to offer those pills if the
person came in in an emergency we also covered earlier on the show and
this is we’re really getting down to kind of like the lowest levels of rape
so don’t worry too much about these louis there’s easy rate republican state representative roger
referred from wisconsin said if you go down that road some girls they
raped so easy easy rape are you concerned about the
easy rape roaming legitimate rape and higher my main concern is different dot re okay
so you’re really going to the top of the lesson that’s tearing up and then almost at the bottom list forceable rape which we heard uh… actually in in
congress and h_r_ three and a hundred and fourth congress just last year we
heard about forceable rape paul ryan talked about that one and then
at the absolute bottom analyst no one should even be worried about this and
joy will rape enjoyable rate if it’s inevitable just
relax and enjoy it said republican gubernatorial candidate clayton williams
from texas back in nineteen ninety so there is that there is the scale
ladies and gentlemen we’re where does the rape fall on the republican party scale is it enjoyable is it forcible is it easy of urgency
honest legitimate or gift from god i don’t know you tell me what is what we
were levels here that your normal you know what the death primary years
terror threat level is a new one st san multi multi tiered uh… scale and as
you know the difference between an emergency radio her head and honest rape
i think that’s not that big do a lot of republicans i would say the representative of course of the
absurdity of republican policy on rate which is uh… which is incredible

LifeTalk Breaking News: MeToo & Politicians Ignore America’s Hidden Sex Scandal!


🎶 Music 🎶 Hello. I’m Mark Crutcher,
president of Life Dynamics. On this Tuesday’s edition of Life Talk,
we released our new report documenting that thousands of women and girls have been raped
or sexually assaulted in American abortion clinics. This has been going on for decades
and since the release of our report, the cover-up by the abortion Lobby and
the mainstream media has continued. We’ve also contacted the #MeToo movement as
well as more than 50 of their political supporters . So far we’ve had absolutely
no response from #MeToo, and only one inquiry from
one of these politicians. Their claim to care about sexual assault
victims is being exposed as they lie. So I’m asking each one of you for your help. First, go to www.LifeDynamics.com/rape and inform yourself – and then
encourage all your friends to do the same. Then write letters to the editor,
call in on talk shows, use social media, or do whatever you can to get this
message in front of the American people. You can even have these talk shows
contact us about an interview. And if you don’t think that’s
important, remember this: at least four of the sexual predators
we identified in our report are STILL working in American
abortion clinics right now. We are counting on you – because without
your help this scandal will remain hidden. Thank You. you

The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia (Full Length Documentary)


SHANE SMITH: So is that
why your nickname was General Butt Naked? SHANE SMITH: A lot of people
would drink or do drugs before fighting? SHANE SMITH: Yeah. SHANE SMITH: So you
killed the child? JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yes. SHANE SMITH: And then
you drank the blood? JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yeah. MALE SPEAKER :
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] CROWD:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] MALE SPEAKER 1 : So what
kind of war is this? Guerrilla? MALE SPEAKER 2 :
World War III. SHANE SMITH: We here at Vice
have been fascinated by Liberia for a long time. It’s America’s first
and only foray into quasi-colonialism in Africa. It started as a back-to-Africa
movement for freed slaves and, in fact, their constitution
was written in Washington. And Monrovia, the capital city
of Liberia, is actually named after President Monroe. It became a state
in the 1840s. So the freed slaves go back to
Africa and promptly enslave the native Africans based on the
plantation method they had learned in the US, which lasts
for about 140 years, until Samuel K. Doe, the first native
African-born Liberian, was elected. But this doesn’t
last very long. Why? Because an American-educated– and some would say
American-backed– rebel leader named Charles
Taylor and his buddy, Prince Johnson, came from America
and overthrew him. MALE SPEAKER:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] MALE REPORTER : Despite reports
that the government wants talks with the rebels,
the violence goes on. FEMALE REPORTER : Rebel forces
stormed into the center of the capital today. They are now less than a mile
from the executive mansion where President Samuel Doe has
barricaded himself with about 500 soldiers. SHANE SMITH: In fact, Prince
Johnson had got to Doe before his buddy Charles, ended up
torturing him, cutting him up, and is rumored to have
eaten him while filming the whole thing. [SHOUTING] SHANE SMITH: So Charles Taylor
finally gets elected with a campaign slogan that reads, “He
killed my ma, he killed my pa, but I’ll still vote
for him.” And it works, he gets elected. But he’s so corrupt that soon
after, there’s a bunch of warlords fighting for control
over Liberia, the country devolves into civil war, and
things go from bad to severely fucked up. SHANE SMITH : But this is like
a civil war on steroids. It’s a post-apocalyptic
Armageddon with child soldiers smoking heroin, cross-dressing
cannibals, systematic rape– it’s total hell on earth. [GUNFIRE] MALE SPEAKER:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] MALE SPEAKER 1: We
love the music. There’s the music. MALE SPEAKER 2 : They call
it the sound of death. MALE SPEAKER 1: Yeah, but it’s
the sound of music to us. SHANE SMITH: Liberia’s been in
the news a lot lately because Charles Taylor is on trial at
The Hague for war crimes. But we wanted to know what
happened to all the other warlords, so we contacted a
Canadian journalist who lives in Liberia named Myles Estey,
who’s kind of a Kurtz-like character– tall, skinny, skeleton guy who’s
had malaria more times than he’s had hot dinners. And he said he could get
us access to all these ex-warlords. So we said, great. We got on a plane, and
we flew to Liberia. [MUSIC – THE ALMIGHTY DEFENDERS,
“ALL MY LOVING”] SHANE SMITH : When you first
get to Monrovia, the first thing you think is,
it’s really hot. It’s really hot, it’s
really poor, and it’s totally chaotic. In fact, when we went to pick
up Myles, he had just gotten out the hospital with malaria. He gets in the car, and he says,
are you ready to go? We’re going to Baboon Town in
the red light district to meet our first general, General
bin Laden. So as we drove to Baboon Town,
we asked Myles what’s up with the name, “General bin Laden?”
And he said, well, a lot of the generals took different
names because they didn’t want to be identified after the
various wars, and these pseudonyms were meant to strike
terror into the hearts of their enemies. So there’s a General Rambo,
because he’s scary, there was a General Mosquito, because
mosquitoes are terrifying because they bring malaria. The general that fought General
Mosquito was named General Mosquito Spray. And of course, there’s
General bin Laden. In fact, there’s two
General bin Ladens. Our General bin Laden, we found
out en route, had just been put in jail. Now, he didn’t know why, but
he suspected because the authorities found out that
we were coming with cameras to shoot him. MYLES ESTEY: And they say
they’re not gonna let him out, but we can interview him in the
jail and we can interview the commanders. SHANE SMITH : Let’s do that. Let’s go then. MYLES ESTEY: Yeah. SHANE SMITH : So the minute we
arrive in Baboon Town, our car is surrounded by a bunch
of sketchy dudes. So when Myles came back and said
we could interview bin Laden in the police station, I
was like, yeah, let’s get out of here and get in there
really quick. So we get into the police
station, and it’s chaos. Some guards are saying you can
go see him, other guards are saying you can’t go see him,
and we just have to sit there and wait. SHANE SMITH: I like being
in the police station. It’s nice. [MONKEY SCREECHING] SHANE SMITH: Monkey. Little monkey. He’s got herpes, I think,
or something. Hi. What’s wrong with the monkey? Why is the monkey here? SHANE SMITH: Why is
the monkey here? [MONKEY SCREECHES] SHANE SMITH: We’re in a police
station in the middle of the red light district to meet
General bin Laden, and I’m wondering why the
monkey’s here. [SHANE SMITH SIGHS] SHANE SMITH : Then eventually,
after sitting there for a while, we realized, oh, we’ve
got to grease some palms. So we gave them some money and
bang– we were back into the jail and we could talk
to bin Laden. Hey, bin Laden? GENERAL BIN LADEN : Yeah? SHANE SMITH : How are you? MYLES ESTEY : This is
my friend, Shane. SHANE SMITH : Shane. GENERAL BIN LADEN: [INAUDIBLE]. Yeah. SHANE SMITH: Nice to meet you. We’re gonna try to get you
out of here now, and then we can go back. SHANE SMITH: All right. We’re gonna do it right now. GENERAL BIN LADEN: Now. SHANE SMITH: OK. MYLES ESTEY: Yeah, I
know what he did. We’re talking about to get him
out, what do we have to do? MYLES ESTEY: To who? MALE SPEAKER : OK, we’ll stop. We’ll stop. SHANE SMITH : Video’s off. OFFICER : –without
the permission. MALE SPEAKER : It’s off. SHANE SMITH : The video’s off. He’s carrying– he’s just
holding it right now. MYLES ESTEY : Look,
we’re good people. We’re good– nobody’s recording anything. MYLES ESTEY : Sure, I can
give him cash and– can we pay him and
pay you a fine? And then take him? OFFICER : Fine. MYLES ESTEY : OK, great. OFFICER : That’s good. MYLES ESTEY : OK. SHANE SMITH : OK, let’s go,
let’s go, let’s go. Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go. OK, let’s go, let’s go. MALE SPEAKER: Hey, yeah– you! SHANE SMITH: We went
in there– we’re being followed by
the police right now. SHANE SMITH: Yeah, we might
have to change tapes or do something, because– what we do is we shoot cars– MALE SPEAKER : Yeah, that’s– SHANE SMITH: –and if
they come, we can give them the tape. There’s nothing on the tape. SHANE SMITH: Yeah. We do, right now. GENERAL BIN LADEN: We’ll
go to my warehouse. SHANE SMITH: OK. GENERAL BIN LADEN: Don’t
worry about that. SHANE SMITH: Our trip is getting
progressively heavier. SHANE SMITH: Yeah,
that’ll be good. GENERAL BIN LADEN: We’re going
on top of the building. SHANE SMITH: OK. I’m kind of a little bit worried
that the police are gonna come get us right now. I gave them a fake name
and fake number. SHANE SMITH: OK, nice
to meet you. SHANE SMITH: Nice to meet you. SHANE SMITH: Thank you. Thank you. So after we got bin Laden out
of jail, he was very excited to get us up to his rooftop
and tell us his story. And according to him, the
ex-generals, who are now the community leaders, are the only
ones doing anything to help the people. SHANE SMITH: So maybe you could
explain a little bit about– so first of all, you
became known as bin Laden during the war? GENERAL BIN LADEN:
During the war. SHANE SMITH: And then after the
war, now you’re sort of trying to help people by
carpentry and by karate. GENERAL BIN LADEN: Karate. SHANE SMITH: Do you get
any money here? SHANE SMITH: No, but the UN or
the government doesn’t give you any money? SHANE SMITH : Nothing? SHANE SMITH: And is this area–
this is red light here? GENERAL BIN LADEN:
It’s a red light. This is red light. SHANE SMITH: And is it– is there a lot of crime
in red light? MALE SPEAKER : Oh yeah. GENERAL BIN LADEN
: Yeah, it’s– this is red light. SHANE SMITH : Red light. SHANE SMITH : So Myles comes
over, stops the interview, and says, we have to get the
fuck out of here now. Bin Laden looks down and
he goes, yeah, yeah, those aren’t my guys. You guys should really go. SHANE SMITH : So bin Laden
gave us an escort, and a couple of his guys got us
through the crowd to the car, and we got the fuck out. SHANE SMITH : So let’s go. Let’s go, let’s go, let’s
go, let’s go. Holy fucking shit. That was out of hand. We gotta get out of here. There was some heavy duty
Libs there, boy. So after meeting and being
freaked out by General bin Laden, we wanted to see what
the UN and government were doing to rebuild Liberia. We met a local journalist named
Nagbe, and we asked him, and he said, you want to the
government and UN are doing? I’ll take you to West Point. West Point is the worst slum in
Liberia, which makes it one of the worst slums in West
Africa, which makes it one of the worst slums in the world. Now, when you first get there,
the first thing you want to do is get the hell out. It’s open sewers everywhere– shit, piss, garbage, everything
mixed in– and the stench is
overpowering. SHANE SMITH : Oh, dude. It really stinks here. SHANE SMITH : But, I mean, one
of the first basic rules is don’t shit where you eat. IMMANUEL NAGBE: That’s
it, but– SHANE SMITH: That’s
a number one rule. SHANE SMITH: But the government
has to do something about that. SHANE SMITH: Mm-hmm. So even in one of the worst
slums of Western Africa, you see the cultural impact that
America has there. All the kids are wearing Biggie
or Tupac t-shirts. In fact, one kid came up to us
and said, hey, I’m a rapper. Can I rap for you? And we said yes. And it wasn’t about bling, and
it wasn’t about Cristal. SHANE SMITH: And is there a
lot of malaria in here? SHANE SMITH : Needless to say,
in West Point, health conditions are foul. Disease is everywhere– malaria, infections, and
AIDS are rampant. SHANE SMITH : Cover
up for heroin. SHANE SMITH : Wow. IMMANUEL NAGBE: So
a big business. SHANE SMITH: We heard stories
that during the war, the rebels would go out in boats
with diamonds and trade the diamonds for weapons and
cocaine, and there was a lot of Colombians and Mexicans. SHANE SMITH: We find it
interesting because cocaine and heroin are very expensive
drugs, and so we were surprised to find heroin here. Usually in poorer countries,
there’s speed or meth or things you can make. SHANE SMITH: Why is that? [BABY CRYING] MALE SPEAKER:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] MALE SPEAKER : You got
to smoke this up. MALE SPEAKER :
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] MALE SPEAKER :
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] MALE SPEAKER :
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] SHANE SMITH: Liberian
dollars or– IMMANUEL NAGBE: Liberian
dollars. SHANE SMITH: So how
much is that? SHANE SMITH : So because of the
poverty, a lot of women have to become prostitutes? IMMANUEL NAGBE: Yes. SHANE SMITH: Sex worker. IMMANUEL NAGBE: We
can go this way. SHANE SMITH: No, you can
just show it to us. SHANE SMITH : The legacy of
civil war in Liberia is staggering. It’s the fourth-poorest
country in the world. 50% of the country is
illiterate, 70% of the female population has been raped,
80% of the population is unemployed, and a large
percentage of the population has eaten human flesh. MALE SPEAKER: It tastes
like real meat. If you taste it, you’d like
to eat it every day. You want to see some piece? SHANE SMITH : Now one of the
warlords responsible for these atrocities, who fought in all
three civil wars, is a guy named General Rambo, who we
picked up at a market. He said, I’ll talk to you if
you take me to the old headquarters of the rebel
factions outside of town. SHANE SMITH : When did the
hotel stop working? SHANE SMITH : Because
of the war. GENERAL RAMBO : When
the war came. SHANE SMITH : Yeah. SHANE SMITH : Yeah. GENERAL RAMBO: Yes,
it happened. SHANE SMITH: So you were one
of the ones that came in to take out Taylor? GENERAL RAMBO: Yes. SHANE SMITH : And then, at one
point, the American government came to try to get you
to go to Iraq? SHANE SMITH: Yeah. SHANE SMITH: American. SHANE SMITH : Yeah. And so when there was Iraq,
it was like, OK, let’s go. We can help. So what happened? SHANE SMITH : The government
wouldn’t let you go? SHANE SMITH: Do you think it’s
a problem that you have all these ex-combatants who grew
up fighting– you fought in three wars– they have no money, they
have no job, and isn’t that a problem? GENERAL RAMBO: It’s
a big problem. SHANE SMITH: So they’re still
there with the guns? GENERAL RAMBO: Yeah, they’re
still there with the guns. The war is hot. SHANE SMITH : So if the rebel
forces wanted, they could take over tomorrow? SHANE SMITH: Two
or three hours? GENERAL RAMBO: Sure. SHANE SMITH: Wow. SHANE SMITH : And do
you think there’s a possibility of that happening? GENERAL RAMBO: Yes. SHANE SMITH : So what Rambo is
saying is, there’s still plenty of guns in Liberia, and
him, or someone like him, can take over Monrovia in two hours
if the UN leaves, and the UN is scheduled to
leave next year. And as we said our goodbyes to
Rambo, we told him we were going back to West Point. SHANE SMITH : Yeah? SHANE SMITH: Cannibalism,
chaos, killing, rape, everything. GENERAL RAMBO : Everything. SHANE SMITH : A few years ago,
we did an article in Vice Magazine called “General Butt
Naked Versus the Tupac Army,” about a particularly fierce
Liberian warlord called Butt Naked who fought naked, his
child soldiers fought naked, and they were cannibals. So we asked Rambo if he knew him
by chance, and he said, in fact, we’re from the same
tribe, I know him well. He promised to set up an
interview while we did our follow-up in the brothels
of West Point. [CAR HONKING] SHANE SMITH: Driving
into West Point at night is pretty freaky. There’s no electricity grid in
Monrovia, so it’s pitch black. SHANE SMITH: Hit
it on the wall. Hit it on the wall. So this is the craziest,
fucking scariest drive ever down here. We got a little bit lost in the
port, and you couldn’t see anything, there’s
no electricity. And then you just see people
wandering around, fucking shit, piss– fucking yelling at us, we want
money, we want money. Now there’s no lights in here. We’re gonna go in here,
this is the brothel. We’re gonna see what’s
going on. Hello. How are you? A lot of dudes are coming
in now, it’s crazy. I don’t know where
we’re going. MALE SPEAKER : Straight. SHANE SMITH: Straight. Wow. That room looks– MALE SPEAKER : Now we’re
in chalet number five. SHANE SMITH: I don’t know what
happens in here, but I don’t want to know. Wow. What the fuck goes
on in here, dude? Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. Well, we were here a
little bit earlier. There was used condoms and
bloodstained sheets, and now they’ve sort of done it up. So we’re gonna interview some
of the girls, see what they have to say. We have a code for when
something’s freaky. We go, “It’s gnar gnar.”
Gnar gnar. SHANE SMITH : One of the things
we had heard since we arrived in Liberia was about the
alleged sexual misconduct by the UN staff, so we asked
the girls at the brothel about it. IMMANUEL NAGBE: OK, paradise. FEMALE SPEAKER: I wanted
to get me a job. IMMANUEL NAGBE: Yeah. FEMALE SPEAKER: For myself. IMMANUEL NAGBE: What sort
of work do you do in West Point now? IMMANUEL NAGBE: OK. IMMANUEL NAGBE: All right. IMMANUEL NAGBE: OK. IMMANUEL NAGBE: OK. FEMALE SPEAKER: Now. IMMANUEL NAGBE: All right. We were talking–
listen to me. IMMANUEL NAGBE: Listen
to me and sit down. Now listen. IMMANUEL NAGBE: Listen. SHANE SMITH : As soon as the
girl started screaming, a bunch of heads popped
into the room. And then when she started
screaming about money, everyone’s going, money, money, money, where’s the money? And at that point, Nagbe said
to us, you’d better get the hell out of here. So we sort of took off through
the tangled alleyways and just tried to get back to the car. SHANE SMITH: We’re getting the
fuck out here right now. And when we got to the car,
our driver– who was also supposed to be our security–
was so freaked out that he peeled out and nearly hit a
group of people that had surrounded the car. SHANE SMITH : And if you hit a
group of people down deep in West Point, that was it. It was a death sentence. They would have tore us apart. [CAR HONKING] SHANE SMITH : And to make things
even freakier, as we’re pulling out of West Point, Rambo
texts Myles and says, not only does Butt Naked want to
do the interview, but that he’s waiting at our
hotel for us. Yeah, now we’re going back to
sanity, to hang out with an ex-cannibal and multi-murderer,
who’s now staying at our hotel and
decided not to leave. Because they were there– they
want us to hang out. Meanwhile, he knows I have tons
of money, and he’s on the run because people
want to kill him. Should I just leave my
door open, General? Do you want to come in? SHANE SMITH : Now we are very
nervous to meet General Butt Naked, and he’s very nervous to
meet us, because he’s had several assassination attempts
against him. He wants to meet us and vet us
before he’ll OK an interview. When we told him about our
escape from West Point that night, he laughed, and
he seemed to ease up. After that, he asked for
a phone, he called Rambo, and it was on. JOSHUA BLAHYI:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] GENERAL RAMBO : Yeah? JOSHUA BLAHYI:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yeah,
some white guys. They are good guys. The guy’s a good guy, man. Tell the boss lady hi, yeah? SHANE SMITH : We asked the
general, now known as Joshua Blahyi, why people were trying
to kill him, and he told us that it was because he had been
recently pardoned for his war crimes. And when we asked how he got
pardoned, he told us it was his conversion to Christ and
his becoming a man of God. SHANE SMITH : So we talked
with Joshua late into the night, until he told us to get
to bed because the next day he was going to show
us his Liberia. [SINGING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE] SHANE SMITH: In the morning,
Joshua Blahyi took us out, and the first stop was the area
within Monrovia that he used to control during the war. SHANE SMITH : And who
would be attacking? SHANE SMITH: Alive? JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yes. SHANE SMITH: And what
does that do? SHANE SMITH : The next stop was
the place where there had been an assassination attempt
on Joshua’s life just the day before. SHANE SMITH : And he just–
he hit you and then ran? JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yeah. Yeah. SHANE SMITH : You jumped
over the car? JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yeah, jumped
over the car. SHANE SMITH : And who
do you think it was? SHANE SMITH : Hurt a lot
of people in the war? JOSHUA BLAHYI: In the war. SHANE SMITH : Next, Joshua
wanted to show us his mission in the country, where he was rehabilitating ex-child soldiers. SHANE SMITH : And are there are
a lot of people who fought during the war that can’t
get rid of the violence? JOSHUA BLAHYI: It’s very hard. SHANE SMITH: Very hard. JOSHUA BLAHYI: It takes time
to get rid of the violence. SHANE SMITH: Yeah. How did you get rid
of the violence? SHANE SMITH: Yeah. SHANE SMITH : OK. JOSHUA BLAHYI: Come,
you can look at– come, come and see. SHANE SMITH: Nobody
brought bug juice. [LAUGHING] SHANE SMITH: No, no, no, no. It’s OK. Well, I don’t mind
getting wet. SHANE SMITH : About a million
people in Africa die every year from malaria, and malaria
thrives in swamps exactly like this. SHANE SMITH: It’s very sploochly
on my moochly. Thanks. Good. Hello. MALE SPEAKER: Hello. SHANE SMITH: This is what
all fear stems from. Thank you. So these were some of the
boys that you fought with before, or no? SHANE SMITH: Yeah. So is that why your nickname
was General Butt Naked? SHANE SMITH: A lot of people
would drink or do drugs before fighting? SHANE SMITH: So you
killed the child– JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yes. SHANE SMITH: –and then
you drank the blood? JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yeah. SHANE SMITH : Now why would
you fight naked? [MEN SINGING] SHANE SMITH: This is his mission
that they’re building. They’re singing now. MALE SPEAKERS :
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] JOSHUA BLAHYI : Welcome
to our home. SHANE SMITH : Thank you. SHANE SMITH: So you fought
for Charles Taylor and– SHANE SMITH: Johnson. So you were enemies before? JOSHUA BLAHYI : Yeah,
we’re enemies. SHANE SMITH : Yeah. SHANE SMITH : Where
are we right now? SHANE SMITH: Cemetery. SHANE SMITH: So this is the
cemetery where, after the war, there was nowhere to live, so
the people would come in, empty out the graves, and
live in the graves. Maybe up to about 4,000 people
lived in the graves. SHANE SMITH: It’s a
very heavy vibe. Empty graves everywhere. [MUSIC PLAYING] SHANE SMITH: We were just at
lunch, we were talking about– we ordered some ribs, and you
said, “No, I don’t like to eat–” JOSHUA BLAHYI: Flesh. SHANE SMITH: “–flesh.” And I
said, “Why don’t you like to eat flesh?” And you told me the
story about coming back from Nigeria. Could you tell us that story? SHANE SMITH: You were
eating human flesh? SHANE SMITH : What
would you eat? SHANE SMITH : Yeah. JOSHUA BLAHYI : Yeah. SHANE SMITH : Yeah. OK. JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yeah. SHANE SMITH: We’re talking
about eating human flesh in a graveyard. It’s a bit weird. JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yeah. SHANE SMITH: OK. So we can go. [JOSHUA BLAHYI SINGING] PREACHER : In Jesus’
father name! CONGREGATION : Amen! PREACHER : In Jesus’
father name! CONGREGATION : Amen! [MUSIC PLAYING] [APPLAUSE] PREACHER : Let it be done
in Jesus’ name. CONGREGATION : Amen. PREACHER : In Jesus’
mighty name. CONGREGATION : Amen. PREACHER: God bless you. Put your hands together
for Jesus. [APPLAUSE] PREACHER: Hallelujah. Hallelujah. OK. God bless you. Amen. [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC PLAYING, SINGING] SHANE SMITH : Liberia, on the
one hand, has more crime and poverty and rape
and cannibalism than you’ve ever seen. But on the other, it’s also got
a church on every street corner, every car has a
religious slogan, they have huge revivals with tens of
thousands of worshipers. It’s some sort of weird
heaven-and-hell scenario. [CHEERING] [CHEERING] FEMALE SPEAKER :
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [MUSIC PLAYING, SINGING] SHANE SMITH : While hanging out
with Joshua, I started to get a bit of Stockholm syndrome,
because he’s charming, the churches
are nice, there’s not as much danger. And I started to like him. [MUSIC PLAYING, SINGING] SHANE SMITH : But as he was
preaching, I thought to myself, this guy has killed tens
of thousands of people. In fact, he’s probably killed
the relatives of the people in the church worshipping
and adoring him now. And I’m thinking to myself,
what the fuck is going on? [MUSIC PLAYING, SINGING] FEMALE SPEAKER : Hallelujah! FEMALE SPEAKERS : Amen! [APPLAUSE] SHANE SMITH: I just want to say
thank you for having me in your church. Praise God. And I’d like to say thank you
to Joshua Blahyi for all the good work he’s doing. Hopefully, we can help, and
hopefully, we can show what we’re doing here in Liberia,
what you’re doing in Liberia, and we can help make it better
and bring more awareness to what’s happened here. JOSHUA BLAHYI: Amen. [APPLAUSE] SHANE SMITH : I have to admit
that when Joshua handed me the mic, I had no idea what
I was saying. At that point in the trip, I
felt like I was on acid. [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC PLAYING, SINGING] JOSHUA BLAHYI: [SINGING] I worship you because
of who you are. [MUSIC – THE ALMIGHTY DEFENDERS,
“ALL MY LOVING”] SHANE SMITH : And as I sat and
listened to Joshua preach, I thought about the fact that the
UN is leaving in less than a year, and Rambo had told
us that the generals are ready to fight. They have the soldiers, they
have the guns, and they’re living in abject poverty. And I wondered if that happened,
would Joshua stay with God, or would he return to
being General Butt Naked? JOSHUA BLAHYI: Somebody
shout “Glory!” CONGREGATION : Glory! JOSHUA BLAHYI: Let us pray. [MUSIC – THE ALMIGHTY DEFENDERS,
“ALL MY LOVING”]

The Cannibal Generals of Liberia


SHANE SMITH: In this episode, we
go to Liberia and hang out with cannibal warlords. MALE SPEAKER 1: I lift
it up on the temple. I’m gonna eat it. [GUNFIRE] MALE SPEAKER 1: It’s a Liberian
general’s heart. SHANE SMITH: I was afraid
probably the whole time I was in Liberia. There’s always this underlying
hum of violence. And the poverty there is so
crippling that you’re kind of like, why wouldn’t they
steal our camera? Why wouldn’t they steal
our clothes? I mean, people are starving. And all they know is war. So is that why your nickname
was General Butt Naked? SHANE SMITH: A lot of people
would drink or do drugs before fighting? SHANE SMITH: So you
killed a child? JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yes. SHANE SMITH: And then
drank the blood. JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yeah. [GUNFIRE] [GUNFIRE] MALE SPEAKER 2: So what
kind of war is this? Guerrilla? MALE SPEAKER 3: It’s
World War III. MALE SPEAKERS: It’s
World War III. [GUNFIRE] [HORN HONKING] SHANE SMITH: We here at Vice
have been fascinated by Liberia for a long time. It’s America’s first
and only foray into quasi-colonialism in Africa. It started as a back-to-Africa
movement for freed slaves, and in fact, the Constitution was
written in Washington, and Monrovia, the capital city of
Liberia, is actually named after President Monroe. And it became a state
in the 1840s. So the freed slaves go back to
Africa and promptly enslave the native Africans based on the
plantation method they had learned in the US, which lasts
for about 140 years, until Samuel K. Doe, the first native,
African-born Liberian, was elected. But this doesn’t
last very long. Why? Because an American-educated,
and some would say American-backed, rebel leader
named Charles Taylor and his buddy Prince Johnson came from
America and overthrew him. NEWS REPORTER: Despite reports
that the government wants talks with the rebels,
the violence goes on. [GUNFIRE] NEWS REPORTER: Rebel forces
stormed into the center of the capital today. They’re now less than a mile
from the executive mansion, where President Samuel Doe has
barricaded himself with about 500 soldiers. SHANE SMITH: In fact, Prince
Johnson, who got to Doe before his buddy Charles, ended up
torturing him, cutting him up, and is rumored to have
eaten him while filming the whole thing. SHANE SMITH: So Charles Taylor
finally gets elected with a campaign slogan that reads, He
killed my ma, he killed my pa, but I’ll still vote for him. And it works. He gets elected. But he’s so corrupt that soon
after, there’s a bunch of warlords fighting for control
over Liberia. The country falls into civil
war, and things go from bad to severely fucked up. [GUNFIRE] [GUNFIRE] SHANE SMITH: But this is like
a civil war on steroids. It’s a post-apocalyptic
Armageddon, with child soldiers smoking heroin,
cross-dressing cannibals, systematic rape– it’s total hell on Earth. [GUNFIRE] MALE SPEAKER 4: We
love the music. This is our music. NEWS REPORTER: They call
it the sound of death. MALE SPEAKER 4: Yeah, but it’s
the sound of music to us. SHANE SMITH: Liberia’s been in
the news a lot lately because Charles Taylor is on trial at
The Hague for war crimes. But we wanted to know
what happened to all the other warlords. So we contacted a Canadian
journalist who lives in Liberia named Myles Estey, who’s
kind of a Kurtz-like character– tall, skinny, skeleton guy who’s
had malaria more times than he’s had hot dinners– and he said he could get
us access to all these ex-warlords. So we said, great. We got on a plane and
we flew to Liberia. [MUSIC – THE ALMIGHTY DEFENDERS,
“ALL MY LOVING”] [HORN HONKS] [HORN HONKS] SHANE SMITH: When you first
get to Monrovia, the first thing you think is,
it’s really hot. It’s really hot. It’s really poor. And it’s totally chaotic. In fact, when we went to pick
up Myles, he had just gotten out of the hospital
with malaria. He gets in the car and he says,
are you ready to go? We’re going to Baboon Town in
the Red Light district to meet our first general, General
Bin Laden. So as we drove to Baboon Town,
we asked Myles, what’s up with the name General Bin Laden? And he said, well, a lot of the
generals took different names because they didn’t want
to be identified after the various wars. And these pseudonyms were meant
to strike terror into the hearts of their enemies. So there’s a General Rambo,
because he’s scary. There was a General Mosquito,
because mosquitoes are terrifying because they
bring malaria. The general that fought General
Mosquito was named General Mosquito Spray. [HORN HONKS] SHANE SMITH: And of course,
there’s General Bin Laden. In fact, there’s two
General Bin Ladens. Our General Bin Laden, we found
out en route, had just been put in jail. Now he didn’t know why, but
he suspected because the authorities found out that
we were coming with cameras to shoot him. MYLES ESTEY: And they say
they’re not going to let him out, but we can interview him
in the jail and we can interview the commanders. SHANE SMITH: Let’s do that. Let’s go there. MYLES ESTEY: Yeah. SHANE SMITH: So the minute we
arrive in Baboon Town, our car was surrounded by a bunch
of sketchy dudes. So when Myles came back and said
we could interview Bin Laden in the police station,
I was like, yeah. Let’s get out of here and get
in there really quick. [MONKEY SCREECHES] SHANE SMITH: So we get
into the police station, and it’s chaos. Some guards are saying,
you can go see him. Other guards are saying,
you can’t go see him. And we just have to sit
there and wait. I like being in the
police station. It’s nice. [MONKEY SCREECHES] SHANE SMITH: Monkey. Little monkey. He’s got herpes, I think,
or something. [MONKEY CHATTERING] SHANE SMITH: Hi. What’s wrong with the monkey? Why is the monkey here? SHANE SMITH: Why is
the monkey here? We’re in a police station in
the middle of the red light district to meet General Bin
Laden, and I’m wondering why the monkey’s here. [MONKEY CHATTERS] SHANE SMITH: And eventually
after sitting there for a while, we realized, oh, we’ve
got to grease some palms. So we gave them some
money, and bang. We were back into the jail and
we could talk to Bin Laden. Hey, Bin Laden. GENERAL BIN LADEN: Yeah. SHANE SMITH: How are you? MYLES ESTEY: This is
my friend Shane. SHANE SMITH: Shane. GENERAL BIN LADEN:
[INAUDIBLE]. SHANE SMITH: Nice to meet you. We’re going to try to get you
out of here now, and then we can go back. SHANE SMITH: All right. We’re going to do
it right now. MYLES ESTEY: Yeah. I know what he did. Just–we’re talking about
to get him out. What do we have to do? MYLES ESTEY: To who? SHANE SMITH: OK, we’ll stop. We’ll stop. It’s off. MYLES ESTEY: The video’s off. He’s carrying it, he’s just
holding it right now. SHANE SMITH: Look, we’re
good people. We’re good– nobody. Nobody’s recording. SHANE SMITH: Sure. I can give him cash. Can we– can we pay him
and pay you a fine and then take him? POLICEMAN: Fine. SHANE SMITH: OK, great. POLICEMAN: That’s good. SHANE SMITH: OK. OK, let’s go, let’s go, let’s
go, let’s go, let’s go. OK, let’s go, let’s go. MALE SPEAKER 5: Hey, hey, you. SHANE SMITH: We went in there. And we’re being followed by
the police right now. SHANE SMITH: Yeah, we might
have to change tapes or do something, because– what we do is we shoot cards,
and if they come, we can give them the tape. There’s nothing on the tape. SHANE SMITH: Yeah,
we do right now. SHANE SMITH: Our trip is getting
progressively heavier. SHANE SMITH: Yeah,
that’d be good. OK. I’m kind of a little bit worried
that the police are going to come get
us right now. I gave them a fake name
and fake number. SHANE SMITH: OK. Nice to meet you. SHANE SMITH: Nice to meet you. SHANE SMITH: Thank you. Thank you. SHANE SMITH: So after we got Bin
Laden out of jail, he was very excited to get us
up to his rooftop and tell us his story. And according to him, the
ex-generals, who are now the community leaders, are the only
ones doing anything to help the people. So maybe you could explain a
little bit about– so first of all, you became known as Bin
Laden during the war. GENERAL BIN LADEN:
During the war. SHANE SMITH: And then after the
war, now you’re sort of trying to help people by
carpentry and by karate. GENERAL BIN LADEN: And karate. SHANE SMITH: Do get
any money here? SHANE SMITH: Yeah, but the UN,
or the government doesn’t give you any money? SHANE SMITH: And is this–
is this area– this is Red Light, here? GENERAL BIN LADEN: It’s
Red Light [INAUDIBLE]. This is Red Light. SHANE SMITH: And is it– is there a lot of crime
in Red Light. GENERAL BIN LADEN: Yeah. It’s [INAUDIBLE]. This is Red Light. SHANE SMITH: Red Light. SHANE SMITH: So Myles comes
over, stops the interview, and says, we have to get the
fuck out of here now. And Bin Laden looks down,
and he goes, yeah, yeah. Those aren’t my guys. You guys should really go. So Bin Laden gave us an escort
and a couple of his guys got us through the crowd to the car,
and we got the fuck out. CAMERAMAN: Let’s go. Let’s go. Let’s go. Let’s go. Let’s go. Let’s go. Holy fucking shit. That was out of hand. We gotta get out of here. There was some heavy-duty
vibes there. SHANE SMITH: So after meeting
and being freaked out by General Bin Laden, we wanted
to see what the UN and government were doing
to rebuild Liberia. So we met a local journalist
named Nagbe and we asked him, and he said, you want
to see what the government and UN are doing? I’ll take you to West Point. So West Point is the worst slum
in Liberia, which makes it one of the worst slums in
West Africa, which makes it one of the worst slums
in the world. And when you first get there,
the first thing you want to do is get the hell out. It’s open sewers everywhere,
shit, piss, garbage, everything mixed in. And the stench is
overpowering. CAMERAMAN: Oh, dude. It really stinks here. SHANE SMITH: But I mean, one of
the first basic rules is, don’t shit where you eat. IMMANUEL NAGBE: That’s
it, but– SHANE SMITH: That’s the
number one rule. SHANE SMITH: But the government
has to do something about that– SHANE SMITH: So even in one of
the worst slums of Western Africa, you see the cultural
impact that America has there. All the kids are wearing Biggie
or Tupac t-shirts. And in fact, one kid
came up to us and said, hey, I’m a rapper. Can I rap for you? And we said yes. And it wasn’t about bling, and
it wasn’t about Cristal. [DOG BARKING] SHANE SMITH: And is there a
lot of malaria in here? SHANE SMITH: Needless to say,
in West Point, health conditions are foul. Diseases everywhere. Malaria, infections, and
AIDS are rampant. SHANE SMITH: Yeah? SHANE SMITH: Cover-up
for heroin. SHANE SMITH: Wow. IMMANUEL NAGBE: It’s
a big business. SHANE SMITH: We heard stories
that during the war, the rebels would go out in boats
with diamonds and trade the diamonds for weapons and
cocaine, and it was a lot of Colombians and Mexicans. SHANE SMITH: We find it
interesting, because cocaine and heroin are very
expensive drugs. So we were surprised to
find heroin here. Usually, in poorer countries,
there’s speed or meth or things you can make. SHANE SMITH: Why is that? [CHILD CRYING] SHANE SMITH: Liberian dollars? IMMANUEL NAGBE: Liberian
dollars. SHANE SMITH: So how
much is that? SHANE SMITH: So because of the
poverty, a lot of women have to become prostitutes. IMMANUEL NAGBE: Yes. SHANE SMITH: Sex worker. IMMANUEL NAGBE: We
can go this way. IMMANUEL NAGBE: Condoms, here. SHANE SMITH: So on our first day
in Liberia, we see child junkies, shit and piss
everywhere, malaria, AIDS, rape, and now we started hearing
about cannibalism. The scaredest I was, was we
actually shot in West Point, which is the worst slum
in West Africa. And it’s kind of these rabbit
warren streets. And we went to shoot in a
brothel with these junkies, and the junkies started
asking for money. Like, where’s my money? Where’s my money? And people started hearing
“money” and just flooded into the brothel. Like money, money, money. So we took off. The problem is, you take off,
you can’t go anywhere, because there’s these little streets
that, you know, there’s no rhyme or reason to them. So we’re all running
around in the dark. We finally get back to the
car, against all odds. We get in the car, and our
driver’s so freaked out about the mob following us that he
peels off and nearly kills some people. Which is terrifying, because
if you kill people down in West Point, they’ll just
take the car, rip you limb from limb. And so against all odds,
we get out of there. And I’m like shaking and
nervous, whatever. And as we go, we realize, oh,
now it’s time to meet General Butt Naked.

Sweden's Government is Lying about Sweden



hi everyone I'm sure a lot of you have seen this it was published by the Swedish government on their website a couple of days ago and this article has been shared a lot in social media as proof that Sweden is doing just fine which I find very upsetting considering how misleading it is I'm also surprised they even had a nerve to do this since anyone with access to the Internet can look up their claims and see that some of them are just wrong while others aren't giving off the whole image so let's begin with the first racist myth Sweden had its first Islamic terrorist attacking up so long ago and to this the government's replies the only known attempt at such an attack was in 2010 no one was Hong's but the attacker okay so that is true however I would like to point out that Sweden has exported more jihadists than all of America in 2015 it was estimated that 250 people had joined Isis from America for Sweden it was around 300 and do keep in mind that one single Isis fighter can cause a lot of damage one person alone can achieve up to 200 kills especially if they carry out the suicide bombing and a lot of Isis fighters aren't killed in action they get educated in the art of killing handling explosives they're generally imbued with hatred towards democracy and the West and then they bring these skills and attitudes back home to the West when they return they aren't punished by Sweden it's not illegal to be an Isis member here if the national security police suspect that someone will be joining Isis all they can legally do is to give them a phone call and ask them for a meeting that the person isn't even legally obliged to attend Sweden has been aware of the jihadist problem for a long time yes it wasn't until the spring of 2015 that Gothenburg City having the most problems with this assign coordinators to work against violent extremism that was the first time it happened in Sweden granted we did assign Mona Selene as a national coordinator against terrorism in the summer of 2014 but all she'd managed to accomplish in a year is a hotline for the June as relatives this is lethal neglect by our authorities when Isis fighters return they're not punished or stripped of their citizenships because they claim it's hard to prosecute someone for war crimes abroad so instead we've seen suggestions by our politicians to give them therapy housing and internships in 2016 it was revealed that 140 Swedish citizens had returned after fighting for Isis and several municipalities are going to handle this by giving them tax funded driver's licenses and helping them out with jobs and housing so Sweden might not have had its own terrorist attack yet but it certainly has exported terror to other countries also it's been revealed that Swedish humanitarian aid once went to al-qaeda allies in Syria let's move on to the second claim there's been a major increase in the number of rapes in Sweden to which the government replies the number of reported rapes in Sweden has risen but the definition of rape has broadened over time which makes it difficult to compare two figures it is also misleading to compare two figures with other countries as many acts that are considered rape under Swedish law are not considered rape in many other countries well sex crimes have doubled since 2012 and the legal definition of rape isn't relevant here because the source of these figures is the crime councils safety survey they are generally considered more reliable than report to the police and this also means that factors like the definition of rape widening and taking time to apply in court doesn't matter asking citizens what they've experienced and looking at people who dared to report are two very different things and according to safety survey numbers women's comfortability with reporting sex crime has actually gone down not up now this is an important detail since this is often used as the number one theory to explain why there's been an and from 2005 to 2010 women did feel more comfortable reporting sex crime but since 2010 it's been going down now in order to understand the effect that immigration has on crime and rape we need data obtaining that data is easy in other countries but not in Sweden the latest official report was in 2005 for the years 1997 to 2001 it confirmed that immigrants were significantly over-represented four times more likely to be suspects in homicide cases and five and a half times more likely to be suspects of rape since then Swedish politicians have made sure not to release any more statistics the numbers are being collected by statistical agencies but they're not being published Parliament's even denied a motion to produce up-to-date crime statistics based on national origin if we look at neighboring countries we might find an explanation there in 2009 Norwegian police reported that non-western immigrants were responsible for all assaults rapes in a flow for the past three years we're talking about 41 reports in the third largest city of Stavanger 2012 90% of rapes were by non-natives that's 20 conviction now those might be small numbers but the official police report from 2011 confirms the trend here we can see perpetrator representation according to age and ethnic background the bluish color represents non Norwegian and as you can see here 61.2% of rapists were Norwegians 10.5% were from Africa 9.2 percent were from the Middle East 12.5 percent were European 4.6 were asians and 2.0 were american i like to point out that asian doesn't just mean chinese and japanese it can also refer to Pakistanis and Afghans considering that Southeast Asians have the lowest registered crime it is likely not predominantly Japanese and Chinese people here now notice that Norwegian citizen includes people with backgrounds as well it is not just ethnic Norwegians that are Norwegian citizens if we break it up according to continental background then the numbers are as following thirty four point nine percent of rapists were Norwegians 19.7% were from Africa fifteen point one percent from the Middle East fourteen point five percent from Asia thirteen point eight percent from Europe and 2.0 percent from America considering that immigrants make out a minority in Norway these numbers are remarkable I managed to come across a police report from 2015 as well showing that immigrants commits a disproportionate amount of rapes 25 percent of reported rapes that year were by non-european immigrants the largest immigrant population in Norway is pollaxe followed by Lithuanians and Swedes that's saying something 82 percent of victims were born in Norway ethnic Norwegians make out eighty three point seven percent of the population as of 2016 looking at these stats you can do some quick math and realize that Africans make out 1.6 percent of the entire population if you add Asian that's 5.4 percent and together they account for roughly 25 percent of all rapes in the entire country that's not a small over-representation this gives an indication to why the government isn't interested in updating the report from 2005 in Sweden we simply do not know what percentage of sex crimes and murders last year were done by immigrants because the government doesn't want us to know and on their website they have the nerve to claim that we have nothing to gain from covering up statistics and facts except for your reputation and all your credibility since you're the ones who have been vouching for uncontrolled mass immigration to Sweden the past decade you're the ones who haven't made it mandatory to deport criminal immigrants you think h testing is racist and you refuse to do border ID controls until 2016 the swedish government says according the most recent study people from foreign backgrounds are two-and-a-half times more likely to be suspected of crime than people born in sweden – swedish porn parents please do knows how they're avoiding the numbers for crime and rape yeah it is true that immigrants are two-and-a-half times more likely to be suspected in general terms but if you look at specific crimes like rape and murder it's several times higher than that the government insists on there not being a cover-up while at the same time refusing to update the numbers do you know the best way to tell that they're dishonest if immigrants weren't severely over-represented they would love to release those numbers because it would put an end to all speculation it would remove all the appeal of far-right populist parties and their rhetoric but simply it would be the ultimate argument against people like Donald Trump but instead you're just fueling far-right populism with your lack of transparency on the government's website they claim that in a later study researchers at Stockholm University showed that the main difference in terms of criminal activity between immigrants and others in the population was due to differences in socio-economical conditions in which they grew up in Sweden and yet the official report from 2005 clearly states on page 21 that the over-representation remains even after controlling for these factors claiming that poverty is the cause of rape is really offensive to all women who've been raped by middle-class men on the website they also say the studies show that the majority of those suspected of crime were born in sweden – swedish born parents the studies also show that the vast majority of people from foreign backgrounds are not suspected of any crime yeah because that needs pointing out and it's not like it's obvious that the majority of immigrants are cool people it still doesn't change the fact that a minority of bad apples can cause a huge amount of damage just look at the city of Uppsala for example most unaccompanied refugees are doing fine they have jobs none of them are doing crime half of them have driver's licenses this is a good thing but then there's around 90 heroin addicts that are behind the majority of all robberies this is really XM pleurae of how a minority of bad apples should not be underestimated nobody is disputing the fact that Swedish people commit crimes the issue here is how disproportionately over-represented certain immigrant groups are individuals from North Africa and the Middle East have the highest registered crime Western Europeans Southeast Asians and Americans have the lowest registered crime the big question here is if we already have a rape problem with ethnic Swedes why make it even worse through the import of more rape the majority of immigrants don't rape so they wouldn't suffer from in depth research into this over representation they wouldn't suffer from people looking at what can be done to improve screening of potential criminals I mean what kind of an outlook do you have on immigrants if you think that this type of research would be somehow offensive to immigrants you're basically implying that all immigrants are criminals when someone wants to talk over representation and your first instinct is to shout will Swedish men rape too that clearly shows you're arguing from a sense of nervous pseudo morality not at first for knowledge a Swedish government also says Sweden is an open society governed by a principle of public access through official documents oh oh really so that's why a man was denied a job at the Central Bureau of Statistics because he once wrote debate articles about immigration using numbers from the Central Bureau of Statistics Sweden is a peaceful version of North Korea you're not going to go to jail for speaking your mind here but there are social consequences losing your job and friends are some of them the award-winning journalist Tim Cole went to Sweden and noted how afraid Swedes were of the social repercussions for speaking up about these issues it was really hard for him to find anyone who would appear on camera with their face and identity stats really says something okay moving on to the next claim in Sweden there are a number of no-go zones where criminality and gangs have taken over and where the emergency services do not dare to go to which the government's response no in a report published in February 2016 the Swedish police authority identified 53 residential areas around the country that have become increasingly marked by crime social unrest and insecurity these places have been incorrectly labeled no-go zones what is true however is that in several of these areas the police have experienced difficulties fulfilling their duties but it is not the case that the police do not go there or that Swedish law doesn't apply there okay as I explained in a previous post on my English blog the only reason they don't call it no-go zones is because the police will drive in anyway and get showered with rocks and potentially riots when it comes to the term no-go zones you're not trying to say that some places are impossible to visit for everyone at all time I mean it's enough that there's neighborhoods under such high control by criminals that ambulances and fire trucks can't enter without police escort so when the Swedish government says no to the statements that emergency services don't dare to enter they're full of shit in fact here's an interview with the head of the Swedish ambulance drivers union take a look at what he had to say a target an acquittal a 13-4 training horrid chest militar is deafening for in downbelow station on Main Street near various existing data or get a goat police another stuff Elva the antipode not Yellin trojan and i remotely oh boy foot one made the Lester Frieda for mother which sister oh yeah tomorrow oh boy a physical human night Moulton humble on recorder and our banal forever have accrued flesh then again Nelly Queen the least common ordinary campaign cos at the attic are no sora sora down are of thumb mother this control another hilarious color no-go zones phenomena hammock effort no go soon and tickle atiba fool get HIV a condom no go solar urticaria chance 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have only could hear ya normally a vector up for them in seaweed the post office refuses to hand out packages due to safety reasons in TN Scott they haven't had a meter maid for eight months because they're afraid to go there same thing with journalists visiting Becky who's be rinkeby etc they get attacked for holding up cameras the point isn't that these neighborhoods are impossible to enter the point is that non-locals perceived as intruders get attacked and these areas are highly problematic to the point where you start wondering who's in charge the cop or the criminals moving on to the next claim the high level of immigration means that the system in Sweden is on the verge of collapse the government's response no the Swedish economy is strong despite the high cost of immigration Sweden recorded a public finance surplus in 2015 and the forecasts indicate that the surplus is set to grow until 2020 okay if the Swedish economy is so strong why is the government forced to raise taxes and make huge loans in order to afford immigration as well as cuts to welfare they decreased money for health insurance which affected handicapped people a blind two-year-old in a wheelchair who depends on medicine for survival and needs attendance 24/7 was denied assistance how does this swine well with a strong economy the government's made assisted living for senior citizens more expensive and even though they promised to raise pensions the poorest of the elderly got even less in celestial women are being forced to give birth in their cars since the local maternity ward was shut down due to savings how does this rhyme with a strong economy every fourth death in the Lexx Miriah reports was due to lack of room and a high workload a patient died because they had to wait at the emergency for two days an infant died because she was sent home too early how are you going to tell me that this isn't a collapse it might not be a total collapse where the hospital has been set on fire and burned to the ground but it's certainly a collapse from an acceptable living standard the State Health Department came out and said that the large number of refugees are putting such a strain on the public welfare that hospitals dental care and the psych ward cannot operate properly so the government's reply makes no sense it's misleading it only looks at B and P it doesn't say anything about the access to housing welfare and hospital cares and when I looked into it a little bit closer it turns out that Sweden's economy might not be doing that great it turns out that it's largely based on loans when immigration was at highest the government sold government bonds to the National Bank for 200 billion crowns which temporarily increased growth but now not anymore BNP increase has dropped to yearly growth of 0.5% and Sweden's economical development is still mostly driven by house in fact the head of the National Bank in Sweden came out and said that Swedish bank shouldn't call themselves business banks rather they should call themselves housing loan banks since that's basically all they do nowadays and having a country does basically sustain itself on the housing market isn't really reliable in the long term so people predict that we're heading towards a crash the former Minister of Finance says that it's probably going to happen in 2018 so make of that what you will but in any case waiting times in Swedish hospitals are amongst the worst in Europe we're on the level of Serbia if Sweden's economy is going so great why aren't they looking after their own citizens claim Muslims will soon be in the majority in Sweden the government's response no it is estimated that there are a few hundred thousand people in Sweden whose roots are in predominantly Muslim countries but this figure says nothing about how many are religious or not the muslim faith communities have approximately 140,000 members this is about 1.5 percent of Sweden's population okay you make that sound like it's not a whole lot but the fact is that 18 percent of the Swedish population is born outside of Sweden of course all of these aren't Muslims immigrants is not a synonym for Muslims so I'm not trying to say that I'm just trying to point out that it is a lot I mean I don't think other countries have as high of a percentage and when it comes to Muslims in particular in 2010 there were four hundred and thirty thousand people in Sweden with the Muslim background that's almost half a million people who come from Muslim countries 110 Tao were members in an Islamic congregation and these numbers are from 2010 it is likely to assume that they have gone up since then since immigration from Muslim countries has as well I'm not making an indication that Muslims will soon be a majority I'm just stating the facts here the Swedish government says Sweden needs immigration to compensate for the decline in numbers of babies being born here what the fuck did I just read let me get this straight Swedish people are declining in numbers and therefore we need immigrants from Muslim countries but Muslims aren't going to be the majority here in Sweden because Swedish people are becoming fewer and fewer and therefore we need more and more immigrants but this doesn't mean that they're going to be the majority eventually yeah that totally adds up the government claims that they need immigration in order to keep the economy going and at the same time they claim that they have nothing to gain from covering up negative aspects of the migration policy to me this really says it all and it's also worth mentioning that they're blatantly wrong without immigration Sweden lies on a stable level of 2.01 in cohort fertility or in layman terms about two children per woman the population isn't increasing by much but it's also not decreasing more people are born here than there are died and also an aging population might lead to more people having to support more people but immigration also means that more people have to support more people because even immigrants grow old eventually so that whole argument that we need to import migrants so that we have someone who can take care of the elderly and that argument doesn't add up I do not believe that Sweden's immigration policy is about being humanitarian if it was sweet and wouldn't have decreased humanitarian aid to millions of people so they can import a couple of thousand refugees into Sweden because that's what's happened in 2015 eight billion Swedish crowns was taken out from the humanitarian aid budget and spent on asylum immigration instead the majority of those refugees being males the Red Cross food package can last the family in a refugee camp for a whole month and it cost 385 crowns however every new refugee in Sweden costs 499 crowns per day I think that you can imagine the humanitarian disaster here and yet when interviewed by public service the humanitarian aid minister explained that she found this morally justifiable in 2016 the government also cut down on humanitarian aid for various health organizations that combat AIDS tuberculosis and malaria these organizations were already promised 300 million but when that money suddenly disappeared 159 organizations chose to protest according to calculations by the Global Fund the result of this suspended funding is 20,000 more deaths and almost 1 million people becoming infected with HIV tuberculosis and malaria once again this was the decision of our humanitarian feminist government the majority of refugees are left behind in the conflict area immigration per se really only helps about 1 percent of refugees the remaining 99% need food water and safety until the conflict resides so that the government is working hard to prioritize the import of people into Sweden cestus they're prioritizing citizen growth not to help as many people as possible Sweden's immigration policy isn't about humanitarianism it's about the economy every country is its own corporation where the citizens are employees and every corporation seeks continual growth and eternally growing profits less employees less money certain countries do have falling birth rates so the World Bank and the UN have suggested replacement migration as a solution a decrease in population is a decrease in economic growth what this is put simply is that it's much easier to replace the population than it is to replace the economical system as usual it's all about the money and so we need to start viewing what's happening in the world forget the whole they're just afraid of being called racist theory what are the financial incentives for the chaos that we're seeing across Europe thank you for watching this far